Dead Heat

Obama, Romney in Statistical Tie

Two new polls are showing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie for overall support across the nation. According to a Politico-George Washington University Battleground poll, Romney beats Obama 48 percent to 47 percent. But Obama wins over Romney 47 percent to 45 percent in a USA Today/Gallup Swing States Poll. The results were within the margin of error in both cases. Both polls found that while Obama remains more popular personally, voters believe that Romney would be better at fixing the economy. In analysis of the results, pollsters said that the Romney is €œa credible candidate who is fully capable of defeating Obama.